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, a cnn exclusive and a very candid discussion with a man who once had it all. >> i'm sweating up in here. >> jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he says prison saved his life. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. i'm going to get you up to speed now. hundreds of thousands of people are spending tonight in oppressive darkness caused bay brutal heatwave and widespread power outages. crews are working overtime and they could be at it for days. trying to restore electricity in ohio, virginia, and several other states. more on the record breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse or armageddon would like look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the fire was going on. i
. >> everything has pretty much just collapsed on to the facement. >>> plus, a cnn exclusive. and a very candid discussion with a man who once had it all. jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he says prison saved his life. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. i'm going to get you up to speed now. hundreds of thousands of people are in darkness because of oppressive heat and widespread blackouts. more on the record-breaking heat in a moment on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their home, after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like the apocalypse or what armageddon would look like. we flew a helicopter over top. and this is when the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. it was home. >>> a mississippi federal court judge has issued temporary restraining order which will keep a clinic open until july 11th. the clinic was facing clo
other states. more on the record breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse or armageddon would like look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. as we got closer, it was homes. >>> to mississippi now, where that state's only remaining abortion clinic will stay open at least for the time being. the clinic owner told us tonight that a mississippi federal court judge has issued a temporary restraining order, which will keep the clinic open until at least july 11th. a hearing is set for that date. the clinic was facing closure under a new state law. in a few minutes, we'll go live to jackson, mississippi, for the late else. >>> exit polls in mexico project th
go to cnn.com/impact. it's on the bottom of your screen there. there you will find the organizations and the way to help those in need. >>> turkish fighter jets scrambled after syrian choppers near the border. a report on what sparked the bomber is next. and the owners of mississippi's only abortion clinic fights it from closing. [ male announcer ] this was how my day began. a little bird told me about a band... ♪ an old man shared some fish stories... ♪ oooh, my turn. ♪ she was in paris, but we talked for hours... everyone else buzzed about the band. there's a wireless mind inside all of us. so, where to next? ♪ so, where to next? what happens when classroom teachers get the training... ...and support they need? schools flourish and students blossom. that's why programs like... ...the mickelson exxonmobil teachers academy... ...and astronaut sally ride's science academy are helping our educators improve student success in math and science. let's shoot for the stars. let's invest in our teachers and inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back. you would think syr
in a moment on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their home, after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like the apocalypse or what armageddon would look like. we flew a helicopter over top. and this is when the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. it was home. >>> a mississippi federal court judge has issued temporary restraining order which will keep a clinic open until july 11th. the clinic was facing closure under a new state low. in a few minutes, we'll go to jackson, mississippi, for the latest. >>> exit polls in mexico show that rico pena nieto. many cast ballots after waiting in lines. in neito wins, the revolutionary party will return to power for the first time in 12 years. >>> until today, we did not have the kind of road map. >> hopefully diplomats plan syria won't be a road map to nowhere. secretary of state hillary clinton praised the
. a live report from virginia just one minute away on cnn. families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. roads will be open for several hours allowing families to cautiously examine what's left of their homes. >> just been like a mess because those are people's lives and we are watching it. so my heart goes out to them. >> we should tell you that this area is under a red flag warning today which means a chance a fast moving fire could flare up again. we will go there live for you in a moment, as well. >>> turkey's military said today it scrambled fighter jets and took action after syrian helicopters got a little too close for comfort. turkey has ramped up presence along the border after a fighter jet was shot nine days ago. >>> mexicans are going to the polls today choosing a new president, officials calling it the largest and most complex in the country's history. in mexico city some polls opened late and lines stretched for blocks. polls close in less than three hours. >>> wide spread pow
're telling a love story tonight here on cnn, a man and a woman. they met, they fell in love. before you knew it, they're going to the championshipal the way it's supposed to happen except one thing. here is the bride and groom, who saturdays ago, the day they walked down the aisle. at the very last minute charles and teandrea. it turned out to be a problem. the wilsons are live with me now from jackson, mississippi. first of all, congratulations. it didn't exactly happen the way you expected it to. you did eventually get married, but not where you wanted to. charles, take over the story from here. you're two days from your wedding in your home church. what happens? >> well, basically we were told that -- my wife was called and they said because of the fact that we were black, some of the members of the congregation had got upset and decided no black couple would ever be married in her church. as she informed me, i decided to come home and comfort her. >> in all your time in this church, and i know your wife had been a member there for more than a year, her father and uncle also members. in a
's ever going to forget him. >>> then a first for the u.s. and the olympics. >>> hello. i'm deborah at cnn world headquarters in tonight for don lemon. let's get you up to speed on some of the day's headlines. the colorado suspect linked to that massed shooting spree back in court in just a couple of hours. james holmes expected to be formally charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder. 58 others were injured. court documents filed friday showed holmes was a patient of university of colorado's psychiatrist before the attack. a live report from the courthouse is just ahead. >>> this is jerusalem. the old city republican presidential hopeful mitt romney praying alt at the jewish holy site. romney met some israeli leaders today and raised eyebrows when he said israel's capital is jerusalem and if elected he would support moving the american embassy there. he also left no guessing where he stands on israel's defense against iran. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and that it is right for america to stand with you. >> full details on romney's day in jerusalem coming up in a mom
for sgmd. stay connected at cnn.com/sanjay. keep the conversation going as well on twitter. time now for a check of your top stories from the cnn newsroom. >>> hello everyone. i'm don lemon in colorado from where i've been reporting all week. we're going to get you up to speed on the tragedy that happened here a week ago. many of the victims had been laid to rest all week some of them today as well. over my shoulder at this courthouse behind me the suspect in all of this, a 24-year-old man, will go to court for a second time where he will officially hear the charges against him. a lot of developments. we're working on a documentary that airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. me and my colleague drew griffin of the investigative unit will be getting you up to speed on all the information coming out of here in colorado. a lot of it. just over a week ago i should tell you no one had any idea they'd be trying to make sense of the huge tragedy out here in colorado. and least of all the family members of those shot and killed in theater nine last friday. well, today services were held to remem
>>> hello everyone. i'm don lemon. coming to you live from aurora, colorado you're in the cnn newsroom. let's get you up to speed now on what's happening here in aurora. a community still in deep shock today. the mayor of aurora talked to reporters a few minutes ago. he's been meeting with victims of yesterday's horrific movie theater shooting. this is the mayor. >> one of the people i met with this morning at the hospital was somebody who was hit with buckshot in his back, broken rib, punctured lung, broken coar bone. came out his back at the base of his neck. he is doing well right now, believe it or not. that's because he got to the hospital and because the doctors and nurses at the hospital do the best job that they can do. >> now about the apartment where the suspect, james holmes, lived. police say it was definitely booby trapped, rigged with trip wires and some sort of explosive devices. there is still no all clear from the apartment. ed lavendara is there live for us. i'll talk with him in a minute. 12 people died almost 6 o others injured when the masked man sprayed a
. stay where you are for all the details as we learn them coming up this evening. let's go to cnn's britneanna kuehler. >> the worst drought in 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the regime are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought, the region that produces 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. it's especially hard on live stock, many ranchers having to sell off herds early. >>> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says the fighting in syria is destroying the country and many syrians would probably agree with him. the opposition says at least 96 people were killed today as battles raged in damascus and other hot spots. dutch journalist sandra van horn is in the capital. >> reporter: a wider area of central damascus it was life almost as usual. now the last three hours a new development has been fierce fighting in the southern suburbs of damascus. i can hear heavy shelling and gun fire and it's been going on with an intensity that i didn't see before in the nine days that i'm in damascus right now. >> the rebels are making gains in othe
was on long island, new york, at $3.83 a gallon. >>> well, we're telling a love story tonight here on cnn. a man and a woman, they met, they fell in love, and before you knew it, they're going to the chapel, just like the way it's supposed to happen. except one thing. here's the bride and groom two saturdays ago, the day they walked down the aisle. but at the very last minute, charles and tiandria wilson had to change venues. they want to get married at their home church. well, that turned out to be a problem for some people. charles and tiandria are live with me now from jackson, mississippi. first of all, congratulations. didn't exactly happen the way you expected it to. you did eventually get married, but not where you wanted to. charles, take over the story from here. you're two days from your wedding in your home church. what happens? >> well, basically we were told that my wife was called and said because of the fact that we were black, so many members of the congregation got upset and decided no black couple would ever be married at that church. as she informed me, i decided to com
a cnn special. as i said, we'll look back at the lives of those lost inside the colorado movie theater. we are committed to this story and bringing you the very latest on it and we'll cover it from the beginning to the end. our one-hour special "madness at midnight" airs right here on cnn 8:00 p.m. eastern and then again at 10:00 p.m. eastern. make sure you join us. in the meantime, we have a lot of other news to cover here. i'll go back to atlanta, now, for my colleague deb furyk. it has been an emotional week here. many report earns journalists have been here. it's been emotional for us but nothing like what this community and family members are dealing with here. >> clearly, this is so sad and such a tragedy that's affected everyone. don, thanks so much. we'll get back to you but right now let's get everyone up to speed on the day's headlines. a possible copycat crime. a maryland man now undergoing an evaluation after allegedly calling himself a joker as in the batman character and threatening to blow up his co-workers. police say neil prescott was in the process of being fired yest
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enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
fund. the school fund. brian todd, cnn, washington. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. utility crew us are trying to restore power in areas struck by friday night's deadly storms. close to a million people are facing another hot night in the dark. well, a lot of those outages are in the same places suffering from blistering high temperatures. 20 states issued heat warnings or advisories today and about 1,600 high temperature records have been broken around the country. >>> families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhood of colorado springs. roads will be open for several hours allowing families to cautiously examine what's left of their houses. the area is under a red flag warning, which means there is a chance a fast-moving fire could flare up again. >>> some tense moments today after turkey scrambled jets in response to syrian helicopters that approached the border. turkey warned syria not to come close to its air space. >>> i'm sweating up in here. >> yes, he was. for
. it's cnn presents cruise to disaster. 8:00 eastern time. some exclusive new images and details. make sure you tune in. >>> top of the hour now. i'm ashleigh banfield. i'm standing in for brooke baldwin. this is one of the hottest 4th of julys on record. it is steaming out there. extreme heat paralyzing much of the midwest and all the way up to the dakotas too. the heat index racing up into the 115s. the death toll from the heat and related storms now reaching 20. the virginias, in particular, having a terrible time. in some cases police are having to hand out ice. hundreds of thousands of people who have not had power since friday since a wave of violent storms hit pretty much at their wits end. lizzie has been following this story. there's a critical problem. west virginia hit the worst and they are talking about water now. water, a serious problem for a lot of people there. >> this is something a lot of people don't think about in the first wave of coverage of a storm. you tend to hear about power loss, but you have a lot of water systems that are running on electricity. a lot of p
like a war zone. to find out more on how to help, go to cnn.com/impact. they can use your help. you can find all the organizations and ways that you can help those in need. again, cnn.com/impact. can't say that enough. >>> more now on the heat wave and those power ounls. crews are working around the clock in states from virginia and ohio, maryland, new jersey, trying to get the power back on so tens of thousands of people can cool off. brian todd with the latest now. >> reporter: these are the lifesavers. power company teams scrambling to bring transform es back online. but for millions in the midwest and mid-atlantic, these crews can't work fast enough. >> i hate it. it's horrible. we can't, all our -- in case of an emergency, we can't make a call or anything. >> reporter: in the wake of devastating storms, 20 states are dealing with excessive heat warnings. temperatures over 100 degrees are scorching much of the southeastern u.s. more than a million customers still have no power and that means huge numbers are at risk. >> a heatstroke is when you start having neurological problems. co
for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >> announcer: from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." >>> june jobs numbers send investors into panic as the dow plunges over 100 points. why the numbers just didn't add up for wall street. >> we see this as a powerful symbol of our commitment to afghanistan's future. >> reporter: an unannoun. >>> an unannounced visit to afghanistan and announcement on troop withdrawal. >>> two great whites threaten the coast of cape cod. now the hunt is on to find them before they claim a human life. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 8:00 on the east coast. 5:00 a.m. out west. thanks for waking up with us. we start this morning with the economy and new jobs report. it wasn't quite what experts had hoped. just 80,000 jobs added in june. that fell below expectations and caused a ripple through the stock market. the dow down 124 points at the close. there was some good news. additions in manufacturing jobs was a highlight for the white house. 14,000 jobs were
a look at your houses. for some, it was very emotional. cnn's jim spellman was there. >> reporter: residents of hard hit colorado springs get their first look at what was once their homes. >> we will go for the tour around, but there is not much left. >> reporter: now little more than ashes left. tim and katy film exclusively for cnn. >> this is the garage. you can see the gutter that has fallen down. the only thing left of the garage is the bricks standing here and the brass picture that we didn't like anyway. >> reporter: they first learned that the home was destroyed when they saw this picture on the front page of the "denner post" but they weren't sure what to expect when they saw it up cl e close. >> we didn't know if we could be able to handle looking at the house and stuff, but it is actually kind of of nice. we have all of the neighbors here, and they are helping out. the community has been beyond, beyond great. >> reporter: ted's last view of the house was as flames raced down the hillside. >> this is where i saw the fire start coming down, coming out of the back door lo
against the wall to see if it sticks. >> have a great weekend, everybody. "cnn newsroom" is starting right now. >>> blunderful in great britain. mitt romney within 24 hours managed to make headlines with comments that offend. the prime minister, the mayor of london, "the daily mail" saying he is devoid of charm, offensive, and this morning team romney is in damage control. >>> pepsi scare. a hospital technician suspected of infecting at least 30 people. and this morning we talk to one of those people. >>> nearly 1,000 miles of america waking up battered. torrential rain, dark skies. the northeast is battered. >> just outside of the cnn worldwide headquarters at centennial olympic park. we are counting down to london 2012. i'm rob marciano. i'll have the weather on both sides of the pond. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> and good morning to you. happy friday. thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new details on a man who is accused of being a serial infector of hepatitis c. david kwiatkowsky is accused of infecting many people. one hospital fired him for drug abuse
-pedic -- the most highly recommended bed in america. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome back to "cnn saturday morning." scientology is a controversial and misunderstood religion. the church is famously secretive about their practices and inner workings, which just leads to more questions. we're focusing on scientology this morning, the myths, the money and, of course, the celebrities. it seems what many people know about the church is what they hear from celebrities. actors and actresses count themselves as members. people like tom cruise. cnn has more on cruise's connection to scientology. >> reporter: when it comes to scientology, tom cruise may be the most famous defender. tearing into matt lauer over psychiatrist. >> do you know at roll, ritalin, do you know now ritalin is a street drug. >> the difference is -- >> matt, i'm asking you a question. >> i understand there's abuse of all of these things. >> no, you see, here is the problem. you don't know the history of psychiatry, i do. >> reporter: although cruise joined scientology in the 1980s over the past decade his public identification
springs and we expect to hear from them this afternoon. stay with cnn for more on the fires the rest of the day. >>> nearly 1.4 million people are still without power right now, and as the temps continue to rise, thousands of people across the country are enduring a fourth day without air conditioning. the power outages happened after that storm blasted through the east coast and midwest over the weekend and the outages are now scattered across 11 states and washington, we're talking indiana, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, delaware, kentucky, north carolina, new jersey and also illinois. all of these places without power and here's the most frustrating factors. the power companies are refusing to say when power will be restored. >>> here's a pretty incredible example of just how hot it's been. take a look at wisconsin. highway 29 in chippewa county. the pavement buckled because of the heat so an suv was headed down the road, hit the ramp, and it was sent airborne. we're told that everyone is okay and that the roadway has been repaved and is back open. >>> of a
. "cnn newsroom" continues with my good pal kyra phillips. >>> good morning. what could have saved the 228 people on an air france flight that plunged into the ocean? new answers today on that 2009 tragedy. >>> a deadly police beating one year ago in fuller ton, california. back in the headlines. what's next in the kelly thomas saga? >>> also this hour, herman cain in the house to tell us all about his new project and share his one-of-a-kind insights on today's headlines. >>> first, though, the road to the white house has always run through ohio, so president obama, of course, hitting the road in ohio. live pictures right now. the tarmac in toledo. soon he'll be on a bus dubbed "betting on america." the first stop the museum in mao me. you'll see that live at 40 past the hour give or take. in the meantime let's bring in cnn's dan lothian who's already there. dan, this is actually the president's first bus tour, right? >> reporter: it is. he has done two other bus tours but those were, as the white house described them, official bus tour. this is the first one of his campaign and th
dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemployment rate. so it's actually higher than 8.2%. also very key here is minorities. we have to look at what has happened to african-americans. their unemployment rate has gone up for the month of may. it's now nearly 14.5%. it is pretty much double unemployment for whites, hispanics, 11% unemployment. that's
's view? >> well, honestly, carol, mitt romney has done a couple of interviews. one with cnn's piers morgan and another on "the today show" on nbc and he is not really acknowledging publicly some of the criticism he's gotten here in london since those comments he made to nbc a couple of days ago about the city's readiness for the olympic games. you mentioned those headlines in the london newspapers. i have the one you just mentioned in "the sun," mitt the twit. i think this morning it's safe to say that the romney campaign probably has a new use for the olympic torch, and that is to burn some of these headlines, carol. but let me play for you some of what romney said on piers morgan last night, because piers asked romney about this criticism, and he didn't really seem to acknowledge it. here's what he had to say. >> you've been slightly criticized on knocking the british enthusiasm. are you feeling it now? >> well, i'm delighted to see the kind of support that has been around the torch, for instance. i watched last night on bbc an entire program about the torch being run across great
to find out? >> cnn has been able to independently confirm four of the 12 people that were killed early friday in aurora, colorado, at the movie theater. just into cnn earlier this morning, matt mcquinn being listed among the deceased. his family, like many others, spending hours agonizing, only to find out that their loved one was deceased. he was at the movie with his girlfriend and her brother and died while trying to save his girlfriend, shielding her from those bullets. to make matters even worse for her, the hospital would not confirm his condition, because they are not related. i want you to take a look at this next photo, alex sullivan, who planned to celebrate his 27th birthday with a special midnight showing there of "the dark knight." he was also anticipating his first wedding anniversary celebration on sunday, with his wife, you see there. he's described by his uncle as a funny guy, witty, smart, with a big heart. and you can tell right there from those photos that he was definitely a loving man. his family released a statement to cnn saying, the sullivan family lost a cheri
in "cnn newsroom." >> good morning, and happy fourth of july to you too. >>> hot, hot, hot. today could be one of the hottest july fourths ever. that could happen in several major cities. heat, humidity, and thunderstorms will blanket the nation. >>> plus, this. >> just think of how many we got into one sentence. that was really impressive. what wrote this [ bleep ]? >> oh, new york mayor michael bloomberg unplugged at the nathan's hot dog wagon. seems he couldn't stomach the puns, like let me be frank. it's going to be a dog fight. and i'll relish it. it's bloomberg like we've never seen him. >>> also -- >> you can see the sparks flying all over the place. it was raining fire down on us. >> on the frontlines, colorado firefighters taking cnn with them as they fight the fires home by home. the fire chief telling the denver post this morning he knew the fire would happen, that it was a monster ready to awaken and kill. >>> and on this independence day, what's your definition of a hero? our men and women in the military? your mom, your dad? think about it. it's our talk back question of t
-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he did apologize over the phone and the apol
moos, cnn, new york. >>> thanks for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead here on cnn saturday morning. >> from world headquarters in atlanta this is cnn saturday morning. >> it is humiliating shambles, isn't it? >> i cannot disagree with you. >> an embarrassing scandal for the london games, how the firm tasked with protecting the olympics failed and what new dangers may be lurking. this morning we put olympic security in focus. later, new details on the aurora shooting suspect. we'll tell you what cnn has learned about his mental state before the shooting. as chick-fil-a tries to spread its wings some cities want to clip them. we'll talk to one politician that says not in my town. >>> good morning, everyone. i am randi kaye. 8:00 on the east coast, 5 a.m. on the west. thanks for waking up with us. just hours after the opening ceremony a chinese woman has won the first gold medal in the london olympics. she competed in the 10 meter air rifle competition and to recap the highlights queen elizabeth officially opened the 2012 games with an epic journey through the u.k. hi
about 11:40 eastern. you'll hear him live here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the republican governor of louisiana and former governor of minnesota are tracing the president's route as mitt romney's surrogates. bob j jindal and tim pawlenty call their tour the middle-class promise gap tour. >> this president has been bad for america, bad for ohio. here in ohio where 40,000 fewer jobs than when he took office. average income has gone down $3,000. the list goes on an on. but the bottom line is this. we've gotten tired of the broken promises. we need to elect mitt romney. >> the two are due in parma the next hour. romney himself remains on a working vacation in new hampshire. >>> with the olympics just a few weeks away, police in london are taking no chances. and today they arrested five men and a woman in separate areas of london. the six are suspected of being part of a possible terror plot with potential targets in the uk. nic robertson on this out of london. so what more do we know, nic? >> police are saying it was an intelligence-lead operation that they were involved in the terrori
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colleague, cnn producer is live in tripoli. it's a historic day. what's the mood among the people right now and is voter turnout good? >> gary, it's been an incredible day. people here, there's a sense of national pride. people are driving around tripoli in their cars waving the free libya flag and showing their inked fingers, a sign of pride in a post-revolution arab countries these days. the turnout so far has been pretty good according to the electoral commission. we expect to hear more when the polls close. they're expected to close in about two hours. possible extensions to that. so far we are told more voters than expected have turned out. >> who's on the ballot today? >> well, that is one of the key issues here, gary, is people are overwhelmed by the choice. thousands of candidates are running in this election for the national congress. most of them are virtually unknown to the libyan population who, for more than 40 years, knew one man only, moammar gadhafi, and today, his picture was replaced by the pictures of thousands of people. some are individual candidates running, others are
'm @christineromans. now back to "cnn saturday" for the latest news headlines. have a great weekend. >>> security is in shambles, isn't it? >> i cannot disagree with you. >> reporter: an embarrassing scandal for the london games. how the firm tasked with protecting the olympics failed and what new dangers may be lurking. this morning, we put olympic security in focus. >>> and later, new details on the aurora shooting suspect. we'll tell you what cnn has learned about his mental state before the shooting. >>> threats from paris, pleas from prince, the jackson clan making headlines again, but this time it's a family feud with millions at stake. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. out west. thanks so much for starting your day with us. we start in london, where the olympic games are under way right now. a 23-year-old chinese woman nicknamed shooting beauty competing in the 10-meter air rifle competition has won the first gold medal in london. meantime, u.s. swimmer michael phelps will compete against ryan lochte in the 400 individual medley tonight, b
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lochte, but romney won't be poolside. he has just left london for israel. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta reports romney's campaign is shrugging off a string of diplomatic misfires in the british capital. >> reporter: the headlines here in london were not what mitt romney anticipated when he embarked on this overseas trip, but his campaign is confident he can clear the hurdles ahead. mitt romney hit the reset button on his overseas charm offensive during his lone public meeting of the day in london. he was asked by the leader of ireland about how he had to walk to the irish embassy due to the city's intense pre-olympics traffic. >> i see you had to walk from the hotel. >> reporter: romney's response? >> i enjoyed it. >> reporter: romney is walking on eggshells and eager to please after being blasted by british leaders for appearing to question london's readiness to host the olympic games. dubbed "the party popper" in "the daily mail," "nowhere man" in "the times of london" and more, he side-stepped the issue with piers morgan. >> you've been slightly criticism for
against the waldo canyon blaze, hoping to gain more ground on their 70% containment. cnn's jim spellman is live in colorado springs, and you have more of the exclusive pictures which are actually pretty frightening to show us. >> reporter: that's right, carol. they are making a lot of good progress against this fire now. but this is our first look really at what it was like up close, fighting this blaze last tuesday when so many homes were destroyed. take a look. the scene in the devastated mountain shadows neighborhood of colorado springs now. but this is what it looked like last week as high winds drove the fire down from the hills. behind the camera, colorado springs fire department videographer steve shoeper. >> you're starting to smell the smoke. and your head is on a swivel. i have sparks raining down all over me. >> reporter: firefighters converged on the scene. they had to quickly determine which homes to defend and which ones were beyond saving while stopping the fire from advancing. >> made that line in the sand and they said, this fire does not get past us. and that's what th
.vitac.com >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this season the "cnn newsroom," the health care bill that was upheld. congressmen and women are debating it. >>> we're watching presidential candidate mitt romney address supporters in grand junction, colorado. >>> later in the hour president obama is going to address this supporters in iowa. we're bringing you both those events. want to get right to it. the 26-year-old jihadist accused of plotting to use model airplanes loaded with explosives to attack the pentagon and capitol has now agreed to a plea deal. according to the justice department, he's going to plead guilty to two of six charges and faces 17 years in prison. he was arrested this september as a result of an undercover fbi investigation. >>> the best view in washington, d.c., going to be off limits for just a little bit longer. that is because the washington monument will be closed for repairs for at least another year, maybe until 2014. it's been shut down since an earthquake hit d.c. last august. >>> and members of congress hard at work right now, maybe. house members are gearing up for a
majority are opposed to the individual mandate as well as in a recent cnn/orc poll, suzanne, they found 55%, a small majority of independents are also opposed to the individual mandate. and that is a key constituency that both sides are clambering for. so this is the beauty of being in the majority. you can hold votes on the house floor and hold three separate hearings today on an issue that you find important. >> kate, they call it messaging. they call it symbolism. it's been done on both sides for both parties. is there any concern folks see this as show boating, that they are going to have to face criticism here, that they're not addressing what people really are concerned about, jobs and the economy? >> that's something the democrats are trying to hammer home. you heard that today and heard that leading up to this vote. democrats argue, look, why aren't we talking about jobs and the economy as well as bush era tax cuts? why are you holding this vote when you know it's going nowhere? republicans, i've heard them tell me time and time again, number one, they say we can walk and chew gum
's all for us tonight. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >> this was a storm that obviously came upon us very quickly without a great deal of notice. >> the storm that has left millions without power has now claimed 12 lives. temperatures are still in the triple digits. what could the blackout mean for your safety? >>> an abortion-free state. a new law in mississippi takes effect today. could it force the state's only remaining abortion clinic to close. >>> the highest court has made its decision. one governor says he won't comply. i'll talk with florida governor rick scott about why his state is ignoring the health care ruling. >>> and super guppy has landed. carla, the hologram, is ready to help you. and chicago has a new taxi law for your stomach coming up in "cross country." >>> it is sunday, july 1. good morning, everyone. so glad you're with us. i'm randi kaye. we start this morning with a state of emergency. strong storms are being blamed for at least 12 deaths across the east and into the midwest. people killed by downed trees and
. >> a moving and inspiring, keeping america great. good night. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." extreme heat baking half the country. more than 300,000 still without power, and at least 30 dead. while a cold front is on the way, the relief may come at a dangerous price. we'll explain. >>> plus, it might be cool temperatures at wimbledon, but it is hot on the court. for the first time in 74 years, a brit will play in the men's finals. we'll take you there live. >>> later -- >> we're still outselling most acts. >> my interview with beatles great ringo starr. his legacy, birthday, and, of course, his music. >>> it is sunday, july 8. good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. we start with another day of record temperatures across the country. the triple-digit highs being blamed for at least 30 deaths across seven states. the extreme heat has also led to power problems. more than 300,000 people were without electricity and, more importantly, air conditioning. some relief may be on the way. a cold front is moving down from the great lakes, heading south.
, offer ends soon. >>> a relatively new kind of attack has shaken the homeland security department. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly is live in wachlt suzanne put in perspective how intense is this threatsome. >> those numbers are up sharply, kyra. remember, this is the number of reported attacks against companies that control things like the power grid, water filtration plants, even nuclear facility. the cyber division reports that reported attacks up significantly since 2009. take a look at numbers. in 2009 there were nine attacks that were reported to dhs. in 2010 4rks 1 reported attacks and just last year the numbers soared as you said, kyra, 198 reports. that doesn't say that every attack was successful. in some case it was determined there was no real threat but there was 17 cases last year where the specially trained teams within dhs known as industrial control systems cyber emergency response teams were deployed to physical locations to investigate these. again, this is what we're talking about. they included the energy sector, those who hasds access to the nuclear f
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